Margo’s Ratatouille

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 71


1 eggplant, diced
4 teaspoons olive oil
2 onions, diced
1 red and 1 yellow pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, smashed
1 teaspoon fennel seed
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence or dried thyme
2 small zucchini, diced
2 cups fresh tomatoes or 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste


1. Peel eggplant and cut into diagonal 1/2” slices.

2. Squeeze eggplant between paper towels to remove excess liquid.

3. Dice eggplant and other vegetables into small pieces. (If planning to dehydrate the meal, cut into larger pieces.)

4. In large, non-stick skillet, heat oil and sauté onions until translucent.

5. Add garlic, peppers, fennel, bay leaves and Herbs or thyme; sauté until soft.

6. Add eggplant and sauté until golden.

7. Add zucchini and sauté 5 min.

8. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper; simmer 15 min.

9. Cool and place into 1 gal. freezer bag; let sit overnight; freeze for trail.

1. Re-heat.

Note: Herbs de Provence can be found in the spice section of most grocery stores and typically contains rosemary, marjoram, basil, bay leaf, and thyme.

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Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 71
Calories from Fat: 32

This Margo’s Ratatouille recipe is from the In The Wild Chef Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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